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Scene 38
This webpage reproduces a section of
A Description of the Trajan Column
by John Hungerford Pollen

printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode,
printers to Queen Victoria
London, 1874

Text and engravings are in the public domain.

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Scene 40

Scenes of the spiral band running up the shaft

 p138  XXXIX. Sacrifice of the suovetaurilia

A fortified camp semicircular in form with a praetorian gate in one flank and another wider in the right wall. These walls are battlemented, and two tents, one a hut with arched entrance perhaps to be left permanently, both are roofed with planks. Inside a sacrifice is being offered by the emperor dressed.º In this way the new campaign opens as did the last.

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